Hopefully The First Step To A Productive And Rewarding Career

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Gabe M.'s Comment
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I used the helpful app on this site, and fired off the general info. blurb to different companies, and a Recruiter called me ASAP. Seemed like much of the info. that she had to offer more or less matched up with some other companies. I liked the fact that it seems like it is a condensed school/classroom environment that translates to road learning quickly. I think this would be good for me. I tend to be more of the "book smart" sort, versus hands on, so the more hands on, the better.

The phone connection wasn't the greatest. At one point the Recruiter seemed to get a little irritated. Maybe because I asked her if I could put her on speaker for a few minutes. My Wife is kind of an info. file and was madly signaling me in the background that she wanted to be in the mix. Cest la Vie. One thing I forgot to ask, and it seems like maybe there is conflicting info. a couple different places, is if I can have my Dog ride along after training. My better half said that the Wilson site says that two dogs may ride or a family member after a certain age. I've seen plenty of Wilson trucks running up and down the I-5 corridor during the last several years.

Maybe its Gods plan, higher power, universe, etc. that the place I now work has and is (in my humble opinion) going over the top with and about COVID guidance. It seems to have become the focal point. Its govt. so I'm not too surprised, but I have to say it is dispiriting to have gotten vaccinated, along with most Staff and Students who work here, with not only no change for the better, but actually heading the other direction. Stickers, tape, and signs everywhere...In triplicate even. Inside, outside, everywhere, all the time. I guess today, the talk was off plexiglass shields in work areas and other semi-wazoo notions.

I'm definitely looking forward to learning, a new adventure, and hopefully some good trucker camaraderie as can be seen on this cool forum! I'm thinking a six week window or so, to get this show on the road. I'm going to make sure and try to arrive at school with an attitude of gratitude and a place of beginners mind so I can absorb all that I can/need too, to be an asset on the road. Once again, I thank the many Truckers and Trucker Family Members that graciously share their knowledge. I will continue to use this site without a doubt. Hopefully become successful, and who knows? Maybe even meet some of you guys/gals, out there on the road.

V/r Gabe

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Sounds really exciting, Gabe!

Things happen QUICK, once you get the ball rolling, eh?

Wishing you the best, and will be following in your journey.

IMHO, Wilson is a great company to go with; especially for taking a furbaby!

Best to ya, keep us posted!

~ Anne ~

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Gabe M.'s Comment
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Terrific! Thanks for the response Anne. I love my Fur Baby. You are right, things get going quickly. Seems like soon, I'll really be cooking with Crisco! I will do my best to post updates and any interesting/helpful stories that might be humorous or helpful to the next guy or gal on Trucking Truth. Here's hoping you enjoy a happy and/or Blessed Sunday.

V/r Gabe

Sounds really exciting, Gabe!

Things happen QUICK, once you get the ball rolling, eh?

Wishing you the best, and will be following in your journey.

IMHO, Wilson is a great company to go with; especially for taking a furbaby!

Best to ya, keep us posted!

~ Anne ~

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Always Blessed; you also!

I'll be waiting . . . :)

~ Anne ~

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